2015 Ford Mustang Weight Gain Explained

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Just how much more will the 2015 Ford Mustang weigh compared to the fifth-generation model?

It has been reported that the all-new Mustang will weigh more than the previous model, thanks to the independent rear suspension and reinforced structure to help meet stricter roof-crush standards. Citing an anonymous inside source, Road & Track reports the 2015 Ford Mustang will be about 250 lbs heavier than the 2014 model year in GT Premium trim, which is the heaviest model that will be available. The base V6 model and the EcoBoost model will likely only be 50 to 70 lbs heavier while the base GT model will be 170 lbs more.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Starts at $25,995, GT at $32,925

The biggest question might be if Ford invested so heavily into the F-150 and aluminum use to shave weight, why didn’t the American automaker do the same with the Mustang? Simple. The F-150 sells so many units per year that the added costs in research and development was justified based on sheer volume. As popular as the Mustang may be, aluminum wouldn’t have been cost effective and would have driven the price higher.

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[Source: Road & Track]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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